With the FBI reportedly investigating whether any U.S. financial services firms waged illegal hack-back efforts after DDoS attacks, some security experts contend that hacking back is a bad idea because the cyber-retaliation could cause more problems.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai praises employees' actions in the wake of the "vicious" attack against Sony Pictures, which the FBI has attributed to North Korea, using evidence that the White House says will stay classified.
Microsoft says it's prepping a patch for a Windows vulnerability that was recently disclosed by Google. The search giant's 90-day deadline for vendors to patch bugs has drawn both condemnation and praise from the information security community.
Holding North Korea responsible for the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, President Obama on Jan. 2 imposed sanctions on 10 individuals and three entities associated with the North Korean government.
The FTC has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat, which offers a photo messaging app, deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.
New comments from the CEO of Sony Pictures about the film studio's response in the aftermath of a massive cyber-attack highlight the need for all organizations to ensure their business continuity plans specifically address cyber-attack risks.
The Telangana state government has initiated discussions to launch a unique cybersecurity training programme for creating jobs in the state. What key elements must this programme include to be successful?
At least 12 million home and small-office routers from 50 manufacturers have a flaw that an attacker could remotely exploit to seize control of the device, steal data and redirect users to attack sites, warns security vendor Check Point.
Who hacked Sony Pictures? While the FBI still says North Korea ordered the online attack, new evidence suggests the hack may have been the work of insiders or hacktivists, and Russian-speaking attackers may have been involved.
North Korea criticizes President Obama for backing the release of a comedy about the assassination of its leader, denies ordering the hacking of Sony Pictures and blames the U.S. for its Internet and mobile network outages.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks, fueled by the interconnected nature of smart devices, will only continue to increase, says Matt Moynahan, president of Arbor Networks. "The infrastructure itself is insecure," he says.
While the FBI may have attributed the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea, many information security experts remain unconvinced, based on the evidence that's been released to date.